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Great Lakes Region

Welcome to the IISE Great Lakes Region Web page

If you are one of the more than 1,200 IISE members anywhere in the states of Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, or Michigan, then you are in the right place. Our vision is to use this site as a clearinghouse for the IE-related information and opportunities throughout the region, especially to reach out to our many members who are outside of the service area of our professional chapters. Help us make this site a value-added benefit for our region's members.

Jumpstart your career! In addition to various competitions that allow the winners to present at the IISE Annual Conference and Expo 2016 in Anaheim, California, attendees can network with and listen to speakers from industries, take plant tours to learn about processes and potential employers, and start forming their own professional networks with other up-and-coming students. More information 

Regional Vice President - Bobby Smyth

Bobby Smyth 

Bobby is a director at AMEND where he has worked to help dozens of middle-market businesses grow their people and their profits. Bobby is one of the area's leading authorities when it comes to knowing what makes millennials tick. A millennial himself, he can speak from first-person experience, while also sharing the wisdom he's gained from participating on Ohio State's Integrated Systems Engineering-Industry Advisory Board, founding two nonprofit organizations and leading IISE's Great Lakes Region as the RVP. Bobby is a graduate of the C-Change leadership program and an active community resident who loves sports and travel.


Congratulations to chapters who have attained GREEN chapter health status for five consecutive years!

Professional chapters: Detroit

University chapters: Purdue University-W. Lafayette, Ohio State University and Ohio University 

Need to renew your IISE membership?

Renewing your membership is easier than ever when you do it online. Click here 

Need to update your member record?

Keep your IISE record up to date! Add your email account, update your mailing address, or change Society and Division memberships. Click here 

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Great Lakes Region

Indiana, Kentucky,
Michigan, Ohio

This region includes four professional chapters:

  • Columbus, Ohio
  • Dayton, Ohio
  • Detroit
  • Toledo, Ohio

There are IISE student chapters at 19 colleges and universities in the region:

  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Cleveland State University
  • Kettering University -
    Section A
  • Kettering University -
    Section B
  • Oakland University  
  • Ohio State University 
  • Ohio University 
  • Purdue University- Calumet Campus 
  • Purdue University  North Central
  • Purdue University - West Lafayette 
  • University of Cincinnati 
  • University of Dayton 
  • University of Louisville 
  • University of Michigan -
    Ann Arbor
  • University of Michigan - Dearborn 
  • University of Toledo 
  • Wayne State University 
  • Western Michigan University
  • Wright State University
  • Youngstown State University
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